Monday, September 17, 2007

On the Road– again

Getting the cover assignment for this week’s NYTimes Book Review was thrilling, especially since it’s subjects are Jack Kerouac and the 50th anniversary of ”On the Road.” I'd seen JK's original scrolled manuscript in a Beat artist exhibit - It helped inform the drawn type on the cover. We kept this one simple, although for added drama, we knocked the masthead out of his shock of black hair. The second illustration is from a related interior article about Kerouac’s continued relevance.

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